Shaheed Bhai Gurmej Singh Toot

Khalistan Liberation Force


Bhai Gurmej Singh was born in the year of 1964, in the house of father Jathedar Sardar Gurdeep Singh and from the blessed womb of mother was Mata Surjeet Kaur, in the village of Toot near Patti, district Tarn Taran. Bhai Sahib was youngest of 5 brothers and sisters – eldest being Bhai Lakhwinder Singh, Bhai Balwinder Singh, Bibi Sukhdeep Kaur, Bhai Gurnam Singh and Bhai Gurmej Singh himself. Bhai Sahib had studied up to fifth class at his local village school. Sardar Gurdeep Singh provided for his family by working in his farms.


When the Sikh Freedom Movement for Khalistan was at its peak, Bhai Sahib also participated in the fight for freedom. Bhai Sahib did Jhujaru actions under the command of Bhai Ranjit Singh Dyalgarh of Khalistan Liberation Force. Bhai Sahib was nicknamed Geja Gharyala by fellow Jhujaru Singhs, who respected and have great amount of love for him. One of Bhai Sahib’s known Jhujaru actions was killing a Hindu fascist in broad daylight in Algon Kothi, near the Bhikhiwind village. The Hindu fascist had paraded a picture of Sant Jarnail Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale with a garland of shoes around the frame. This hurt the sentiments of the Sikh nation and had a deep impact on Bhai Sahib, and it was for this hideous act of the Hindu fascist that Bhai Sahib took revenge by riddling his body with bullets.


After this brave action, Bhai Sahib took someone’s scooter and arrived at Talwandi village. However, the Punjab police had managed to locate the house where Bhai Sahib had parked the scooter. That same night, Bhai Sahib traveled from Gharyala to Kaleke village, and took rest here along with 3 fellow Jhujaru Singhs. A local informant for the Punjab police saw the Jhujaru Singhs and gave their location at the local police station. The Punjab police surrounded the whole village and as soon as Jhujaru Singhs realised this, a battle started. In the end, all 3 Jhujaru Singhs attained martyrdom together during the night of 10th April 1986.


Three years after the martyrdom of Shaheed Bhai Gurmej Singh Toot, Baba Thakur Singh Ji Khalsa Bhindranwale went themselves to Bhai Sahib’s house where they carried out the Sewa of Nishan Sahib, but soon after, the local police had come to the family home and removed the Nishan Sahib. The police also took Bhai Sahib’s photos in which they fully armed with weapons alongside his Jhujaru brothers.


Information given by the family of Shaheed Bhai Gurmej Singh Toot